Trump Claims He’s Been ‘Much Tougher’ On Russia Than Obama. Adam Schiff Response Is Perfect
President Donald Trump has successfully solidified his reputation as a pathological liar and conspiracy theorist. But when it comes to comparing himself to former President Barack Obama, Trump takes his assumed role as King of alternative facts to a whole new level.
On Tuesday, the lying president delved into a bizarre alternative reality, claiming on Twitter that he has been “much tougher on Russia than Obama,” and saying that reports suggesting otherwise is “fake news.”
“I have been much tougher on Russia than Obama, just look at the facts.Total Fake News! Trump wrote.
I have been much tougher on Russia than Obama, just look at the facts. Total Fake News!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2018
Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff was quick to shut down Trump’s absurd claim:
“If by ‘tough’, you mean praising Putin, denying Russian involvement in our election, and refusing to impose the sanctions Congress passed, then you are one tough customer. Otherwise, the word you are looking for is “weak,” Schiff wrote.
If by “tough”, you mean praising Putin, denying Russian involvement in our election, and refusing to impose the sanctions Congress passed, then you are one tough customer. Otherwise, the word you are looking for is “weak.” https://t.co/YBQQh5KKxc
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) February 20, 2018
And the rest of Twitter piled on:
You are in bed with Russia!! They totally own you.Who are you kidding???
— Wendel Taggart (@WendelTaggart) February 20, 2018
You brought them in the oval office and had awful security. You are a laughingstock.
— Katie Kearns (@kkearns) February 20, 2018
Show us the facts. You mean the sanctions that you did not implement?
— Stephan (@uslsd) February 20, 2018
Sanctions? Has your sleazy family divested their business interests there? Have you called them out for influencing the election? I'm looking at the facts. Conclusion – You are a horrible president. #FakePresident
— Don Massenzio (@dmassenzio) February 20, 2018
Are you saying that you being tougher than Obama is fake news? I agree!
— kabby (@kabry27) February 20, 2018
How is not enforcing a law imposing sanctions against Russia being tougher than Obama? How is not saying a single word against Russia being tougher than Obama. How exactly have you been tougher? Perhaps in what you're giving Russia for their propping up your businesses?
— Ninkuma (@ShinobiKuma) February 20, 2018
What have you done? Tell us.
— Inez Jessop (@InezJessop) February 20, 2018
How?! What facts?! Expand on that please!!
— Kathy Attwood (@Graceolo1) February 20, 2018
Absurd. Putin must have some real dirt on you squirreled away deep in the Kremlin for you to behave the way you do.
— jeffrey combs (@jeffreycombs) February 20, 2018
I bet it gets worse as he grows increasingly unhinged.
— Patrick W. Watson (@PatrickW) February 20, 2018
He gets so riled up that I wouldn't be surprised to hear he stroked out with phone in hand.
— Joe Foran (@joseph_foran) February 20, 2018
Baloney!! Obama put sanctions on Russia & you reversed them. He took away their compound in Maryland and you gave it back. He put sanctions on Russia and you refuse to implement the new sanctions that were passed by Congress almost 100%.
So, do tell. What have YOU done? Nada
— DobbytheHouseElf (@Dobby201765) February 20, 2018
— E.S.Robertson🦅 (@3RiC_S74NL3Y) February 20, 2018
You will never be a quarter of the president he was and no where even fathomable to the strong and good man he is. pic.twitter.com/IQZM7qcOVj
— Danni Tiger💋🐯 (@DanniTigress) February 20, 2018
— TrumpleThinSkin (@TrumpsSuckBalls) February 20, 2018